Mathematics

Influence of Features of Curriculum Materials on the Planned Curriculum

The study explored the verb clauses and thematic development evident in curriculum materials and in transcripts of teachers planning lessons using the materials. A central argument is that though teacher characteristics influence the ways they plan lessons with curriculum materials, the materials themselves influence teachers’ planned lessons via the ways mathematics is construed in the materials. We used verb clause and thematic analysis to analyze the features of curriculum materials and teachers’ lesson planning using those materials.

Author/Presenter: 
Jeffrey Choppin
Jon Davis
Amy Roth McDuffie
Corey Drake
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2021
Short Description: 

This study explored the verb clauses and thematic development evident in curriculum materials and in transcripts of teachers planning lessons using the materials.

Promoting Teacher Self-Efficacy for Supporting English Learners in Mathematics: Effects of the Visual Access to Mathematics Professional Development

Teachers’ confidence and facility with strategies that position and support students who are English learners (ELs) as active participants in middle grades mathematics classrooms are key to facilitating ELs’ mathematics learning. The Visual Access to Mathematics (VAM) project developed and studied teacher professional development (PD) focused on linguistically-responsive teaching to facilitate ELs’ mathematical problem solving and discourse.

Author/Presenter: 
Jill Neumayer DePiper
Josephine Louie
Johannah Nikula
Pamela Buffington
Peter Tierney-Fife
Mark Driscoll
Year: 
2021
Short Description: 

The Visual Access to Mathematics (VAM) project developed and studied teacher professional development (PD) focused on linguistically-responsive teaching to facilitate ELs’ mathematical problem solving and discourse. This study examines whether VAM PD has a positive impact on teachers’ self-efficacy in supporting ELs in mathematics and how components of the PD may have influenced teacher outcomes.

Mathematically Captivating Learning Experiences

Learning experiences that spur student curiosity, captivate students with complex mathematical content, and compel students to engage and persevere (referred to as “mathematically captivating learning experiences” or “MCLEs”).

Author/Presenter: 
The MCLE Team
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 

Learning experiences that spur student curiosity, captivate students with complex mathematical content, and compel students to engage and persevere (referred to as “mathematically captivating learning experiences” or “MCLEs”). Designed using mathematical story framework, the content within mathematical lessons (both planned and enacted) is framed as mathematical stories and the felt tension between how information is revealed and withheld from students as the mathematical story unfolds is framed as its mathematical plot.

Advancing Reasoning Covariationally (ARC) Curriculum

The Advancing Reasoning Covariationally (ARC) curriculum is a curriculum for working pre-service and in-service teachers. ARC targets and develops quantitative and covariational reasoning as connecting threads to major secondary mathematics ideas, particularly in the area of algebra, precalculus, and calculus.
Author/Presenter: 
The ARC Team
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 
The Advancing Reasoning Covariationally (ARC) curriculum is a curriculum for working pre-service and in-service teachers. ARC targets and develops quantitative and covariational reasoning as connecting threads to major secondary mathematics ideas, particularly in the area of algebra, precalculus, and calculus.

LessonSketch Modules for Teaching Argumentation and Proving

What can you infer from this example? and Who is Right? are two modules that address issues of mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching reasoning and proving.Each module intends to help users strengthen their content knowledge related to logical aspects of proving.
Author/Presenter: 
Orly Buchbinder
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

What can you infer from this example? and Who is Right? are two modules that address issues of mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching reasoning and proving.Each module intends to help users strengthen their content knowledge related to logical aspects of proving. It also addresses pedagogical aspects, such as students' conceptions of proving and pedagogical practices for supporting students' engagement with argumentation and proving.The modules can be used by prospective secondary teachers and by practicing teachers who seek to enhance their mathematical knowledge for teaching argumentation and proving.

STEP UP Curriculum

High school physics lessons designed to empower teachers, create cultural change, and inspire young women to pursue physics in college. The lessons build a counternarrative in the classroom, dismantling the commonly-held stereotypes of what physics is and who physicists are, which opens possibilities in students’ minds for pursuing physics in college.

Author/Presenter: 
The STEP UP Team
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 

High school physics lessons designed to empower teachers, create cultural change, and inspire young women to pursue physics in college. The lessons build a counternarrative in the classroom, dismantling the commonly-held stereotypes of what physics is and who physicists are, which opens possibilities in students’ minds for pursuing physics in college.

Mathematical and Computational Methods for Planning a Sustainable Future (PS-Future)

Instructional modules that bring sustainability topics into classrooms in a way that emphasizes the methods and tools of mathematics and computing and illustrates their role in planning for sustainability. Through the modules, students learn foundational and emerging concepts in mathematical and computational sciences set in the context of sustainability issues involving physical, biological, environmental, and social sciences.

Author/Presenter: 
The PS-Future Team
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 

Instructional modules that bring sustainability topics into classrooms in a way that emphasizes the methods and tools of mathematics and computing and illustrates their role in planning for sustainability. Through the modules, students learn foundational and emerging concepts in mathematical and computational sciences set in the context of sustainability issues involving physical, biological, environmental, and social sciences. Students develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the ways that these disciplines interact through inquiries driven by real problems such as combating invasive species, understanding environmental threats, managing water resources, interpreting weather data, and simply living greener.

Animated Contrasting Cases in Geometry

In this collection of materials, four geometric topics are covered in animated, digital materials.

Author/Presenter: 
Erin Krupa
Jon Star
Brianna Bentley
Josh Mannix
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 

In this collection of materials, four geometric topics are covered in animated, digital materials. There are also paper-based materials for the four geometric topics: Angles, Transformations, Pythagorean Theorem, and Volume. These topics are discussed in scenarios of contrasting cases, where two fictional students each present a unique method or solution strategy to the same problem. The goal is then to analyze both methods and discuss similarities and differences, strengths and weaknesses of each. 

Young Mathematicians Math Games

Fun and easy to use math games designed for children ages 3 to 6-years-old. Some games are quick and use everyday materials; others use a game board for more extended play. All of the games can be played multiple times and their difficulty can be increased or decreased to target a “just right” level of challenge for children as they gain proficiency.

Author/Presenter: 
The YM Team
Year: 
2021
Short Description: 

Fun and easy to use math games designed for children ages 3 to 6-years-old. Some games are quick and use everyday materials; others use a game board for more extended play. All of the games can be played multiple times and their difficulty can be increased or decreased to target a “just right” level of challenge for children as they gain proficiency.

Math Pathways & Pitfalls Algebra Readiness: Lessons and Teaching Guide, Grades 7–8

The Math Pathways & Pitfalls Algebra Readiness mathematics intervention is intended to help students tackle stubborn pitfalls head-on and transform those pitfalls into pathways for learning key standards. It offers an entire year’s worth of lessons that focus on the critical areas of algebra readi­ness, using the same research-backed principles that informed the original series.

Author/Presenter: 
The Math Pathways & Pitfalls Team
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 

The Math Pathways & Pitfalls K-8 curriculum was designed with built-in support for teachers, alignment to the Common Core State Standards and Mathematical Practices. The curriculum can be flexibly used as an intervention, as part of the core curriculum, or in after-school or small group settings.

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